These might just fill the void in your bingeing for Stranger Things and Game of Thrones.
If you can believe it, we're already over halfway through 2019 which both feels like the shortest and longest year of all time. It's been a wild ride with multiple tent pole entertainment releases and critically acclaimed films. This piece isn't about those, though. Our purpose here is to discuss some of the more under the radar releases and cult hits which have been unleashed on the pop culture landscape via the marvelous medium of anime. Japanese animation has long been one of the trailblazers in the field, and this year has been no different with a stellar roster of releases featuring everything from sophomore seasons of huge hits to the reimagining of classic anime series and even unusual stop motion offerings. So without further ado here are the best anime films and series from the first six months of 2019.